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Questions - West Virginia Senate Election - October 26, 2010

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West Virginia Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted October 26, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* If the 2010 election for United States Senate were held today would you vote for Republican John Raese or Democrat Joe Manchin? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)

 

46% John Raese

49% Joe Manchin

2% Some other candidate

4% Not sure

 

2* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.

 

John Raese

Joe Manchin

 

3*A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

 

4* What is best for the State of West Virginia….for Joe Manchin to remain as Governor or for Joe Manchin to represent West Virginia in the United States senate?

 

5*A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

6* I’m going to read you a short list of names.  In political terms please tell me whether that person is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.

 

John Raese

Joe Manchin

 

7* When it comes to determining how you will vote, which is most important—the candidate’s position on issues or the candidate’s personal character?

 

8* Do you agree or disagree with the following statement:  Despite good intentions, most major legislation passed by Congress does more harm than good?

 

9* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

10* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

11* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?

12* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

13* How would you rate the job Joe Manchin has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence